“I can not submit my faith either to the pope or to the councils, because it is as clear as the day that they have frequently erred and contradicted each other. Unless therefore, I am convinced by the testimony of Scripture, or by the clearest reasoning, unless I am persuaded by means of the passages I have quoted, and unless they thus render my conscience bound by the Word of God, I cannot and I will not retract; for it unsafe for a Christian to speak against his conscience. Here I stand, I can do no other. May God help me.”

Martin Luther could not have been pressed forth the Reformed Protestant doctrine of sola Scriptura more forcefully than with these words as he was standing before the hierarchy of the Church of Rome who held his very life in their hands. And yet Luther says that unless he is proven wrong from the Scriptures he was “bound by the Word of God.”

But as we survey the evangelical community so rapidly caving in to the “traditions of men” all over again, and as we watch foolish sheep follow their apostatizing leaders in the new evangelicalism turning their backs on the Reformation in order to curry favor with the apostate Roman Catholic Church, I think it’s safe to say that the Lord would have an awful hard time finding a Martin Luther today…

And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. (Mark 7:9)

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